Marriage of Inconvenience

Lights, Camera, Lies.Kerry Pickering has a problem As a publicist for Hollywood bad boy Jericho Knox, it s Kerry s job to keep Jericho in the news So far, Jericho s partying and public escapades have made it easy But Jericho has a secret, and when that secret is revealed in the most spectacularly disastrous way, it s up to Kerry to spin it.The team decides the best courLights, Camera, Lies.Kerry Pickering has a problem As a publicist for Hollywood bad boy Jericho Knox, it s Kerry s job to keep Jericho in the news So far, Jericho s partying and public escapades have made it easy But Jericho has a secret, and when that secret is revealed in the most spectacularly disastrous way, it s up to Kerry to spin it.The team decides the best course of action is to make the public fall in love with Jericho s secret committed relationship The one that doesn t exist Yet.The team wants someone they can trust Someone in the inner circle That someone is Kerry But what will happen when Kerry realizes that for him, the romance is no longer pretend Can Jericho love him back, or is he just playing a role
Marriage of Inconvenience Lights Camera Lies Kerry Pickering has a problem As a publicist for Hollywood bad boy Jericho Knox it s Kerry s job to keep Jericho in the news So far Jericho s partying and public escapades have

  • Title: Marriage of Inconvenience
  • Author: M.J. O'Shea
  • ISBN: 9781634775281
  • Page: 179
  • Format: ebook
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    1. 3.75 HeartsI know this series is the literary equivalent of binge watching ALL THE chic flicks but they work for me. Who doesn't like a little escapist sugar fluff every now and again? I'll wear my Dreamspun cotton candy tiara AND eat my cake while happily wallowing in all the squishy feels. Thank you very much.This is yet another fake boyfriend turns into real boyfriend after a faux pas in a bathroom stall that threatens to tank Jericho Knox's fledgling movie star career. I know you are basical [...]

    2. A Hearts On Fire ReviewTHREE HEARTS--A lot of Dreamspun Desires have the fake-to-real relationship tropes.I'm not mad at it. You can find this in M.J. O'Shea's "Marriage of Inconvenience". What's this book's take on the classic trope?Jericho Knox is a Hollywood actor that is trying to break from the teenbopper mold. He's thirty, handsome and is a decent enough actor. Just one thing, his public person as a womanizer is a lie, a carefully constructed lie to hide the fact that he's gay. He doesn't [...]

    3. Spend 30 minutes on any celebrity blog or tabloid website and you'll see the standard Hollywood PR machine in action. A quiet romantic dinner for two in the one Hollywood restaurant with permanent paparazzi outside? Check. Shopping with a stop at the frozen yogurt place where all the fangirls hang out? Yup. Secluded beach vacation with candid shots of the loving couple kissing in the water? Oh, yeah.After he gets photographed in a compromising situation, Jericho Knox needs some PR magic fast to [...]

    4. 2.75 stars rounded upI have never really been a fan of stories involving famous people -- but most especially with actors. I don't know why. Maybe because I'm not enjoying everything that happens around them, with all the image maintenance or whatever. BUT, it can be really good romance, especially if the famous person falls in love with a commoner. There is a reason why Notting Hill is one of my favorite rom-com *sigh*In "Marriage of Inconvenience" I honestly think that the relationship was too [...]

    5. Marriage of Inconvenience is a very good addition to the “Dreamspun Desires” series. Every romance is based on a classic trope which has been used a lot but the authors have put a very nice, entertaining M/M spin to it. This book was no exception. It was quick, light and a very fun and entertaining read.Jericho Knox is tired of being paraded with endless starlets by his PR firm to improve his image. He is in line to get a very coveted role in a hit tv series for which he is perfect and Jeric [...]

    6. It feels like it's been forever since I've read something from M.J. O'Shea! She's one of my favorite authors so to have read this beautiful story is such a treat because I feel like she's in her element with this one 100%!!!! I'm so ready to dance like there's no tomorrow because I fucking love it!!! My thirst has been quenched! M.J. is so back!!! Okay, that's me fantarding over M.J. because I just totally adore this story!!! And this may just be the best one from the Dreamspun Desires Series! W [...]

    7. “Inconvenience” is definitely the way to describe both men’s reactions in this very entertaining novel about Jericho, a badass actor who urgently needs saving from his own image, and Kerry, the young publicist who is the only one who can pull off the stunt he comes up with. In a plot that twists and turns until neither man knows what the truth is anymore, Kerry and Jericho embark on an adventure of deception – only to find themselves caught in their own net of lies. With Hollywood and it [...]

    8. 3.5* I really loved the first half of the book, but I feel that it loses a bit on the second part. The “big” problem is so weak! and we needed MORE GROVELING here!The famous actor Jericho Knox is in the closet until a dirty photo with a boy goes around the internet! He needs to CLEAN his image so his publicist team works in a fantastic PLAN: Tell to the world that the boy in the photo is his long time fiance and simulate a perfect romantic relationship with him.But that boy was a random guy [...]

    9. started off good, got really goodd then about 15 feet from the finish line decided to take a sharp right turn and fuck off to Canada. (not that i've anything against Canada (except the Habs. Fuck the Habs) but that whole "random dude says a few sentences and suddenly Jericho has a full-on breakdown even though this crippling self-doubt had never been even mentioned once in the 180 pages previous" climax thing was fucking ridiculous)3.5 stars

    10. 4 stars – After the recent slate of books I’ve read, M.J. O’Shea’s Marriage of Inconvenience looked like the perfect light and easy read. For the most part it was exactly that, and cute and sweet too. And if it hadn’t been for one plot decision made by the author, it would have been simply delightful. But even so, it’s a good and quick read if you’re looking for an M/M romance that’s light on the drama and easy to enjoy.Jericho Knox has a reputation in Hollywood for two things: b [...]

    11. **AUDIO REVIEW**Well done, John Solo. I loved listening to this story as much as I loved reading it. Jericho’s southern drawl was done to perfection and encompassed everything from his initial assholery to his eventual loving tone. Kerry’s voice was spot on as well, as the kind, more quiet character, but he also came off strong when he needed to. The voices of the rest of the cast were not all that different, with Cole and Robby sounding a bit OTT as college frat boys, but I didn’t care mu [...]

    12. 3.5 starsThis was my first book in the Dreamspun Desires series. I liked it. It took a while for me to get into it, but I definitely enjoyed it in the end. Jericho Knox is a man made to not follow rules. He's giving his PR firm a pretty big headache. He's been persuaded to appear "straight" for Hollywood. This is not a big shocker,because if he wants to be famous then he'll have to play by their rules. Well things go wrong for him when he's picture with a guy in a NSFW type of photo. Enter Kerry [...]

    13. Bueno, llevo racha de novelas románticas de la vieja escuela, sean M!M o no, el trope me encanta, lo admito, en el fondo el rollo cenicienta que conoce al príncipe me gusta y me pone cara de boba. Esta novela tiene todo lo que debe tener, el resumen no engaña, así que si alguien busca algo profundo y con mucho significado, desde luego esta no es su historia, si como yo, lo que deseas es pasar un par de horas agradables y que te dejen con una sonrisa de oreja a oreja por la sobredosis de azú [...]

    14. Overall book ratings: 3.5 StarsAudio book: John Solo (Narrator) 3.8 Book cover: 3.8 StarsA nice little in-between. I liked the idea behind the story and the MC’s were likeable. The reasons behind Jericho’s “asshole” wasn’t’ all that well thought trough to me but who am I to complain.Still enjoyed the read or listen. John Solo is good at what he does, but at times I felt that Jericho’s character could have used a little more emotion. He sounded like a surfer dude on a high at times [...]

    15. -3.5 stars- marked up because I enjoyed it a lot until after the 80% mark, then unnecessary silliness, lack of communication and a rushed ending brought the overall rating down for me from a potential 4-4.5. Great premis though, and I enjoyed both characters for the most part.

    16. 3,5 starsIt was 5 stars up until 80% then the story changed , questionable and pretty silly issues came. Shame

    17. Hollywood. It's life and people around it.I'm not a fan. But it's always interesting reading and watching the drama about Hollywood.I felt sorry for Kerry for having that kind of life, to protect Jericho's reputation for being outed as gay.Not that it was forbidden, but people who knows him as a ladies man of Hollywood, not so much fun.The story must have been made. And Kerry was in the middle and he can't say no.Good thing is he's also gay and had a crush on Jericho for a while. But he didn't k [...]

    18. First off I really loved this story even though there was really only 1 sex scene in it. This was a sweet and very well written love story between 2 opposites who were thrown together. Jericho is a star who parties and has his picture taken with all beautiful women. He gives off the bad boy image and it worked for him. He has always been gay but the public didn't know. The people close to him did and he was still in the closet. He gets caught with his pants down literally and his PR firm has to [...]

    19. Kerry pretended to be Jericho's fiance, as part of his PR firm's plan to save Jericho's image. They fall in love for real, but of course it is never that easy. I liked the MC's, although it took a while to warm up to Jericho, but Kerry was a darling from the start. Their romance was all adorable, until the contrived crisis. That was so flimsy and unbelievable (and that in a book where my disbelieve was already totally suspended), it almost ruined the book for me. Almost. I still enjoyed the book [...]

    20. Loved this one. I thought Kerry was sweet and Jericho was an a** at first. I thought they were perfect together they had great chemistry.

    21. Overall 4.5*Narration 5*John Solo has become one of my favourite narrators. He holds my attention and draws me into a story with his excellent character voices and wonderful style. His pacing and emphasis are always spot on. He gets the emotions just right and portrays the chemistry between the main characters superbly. I especially loved how Jericho’s voice mellowed as he fell in love with Kerry.Story 4*You always have to suspend reality for these Dreamspun fake boyfriend stories. However, th [...]

    22. Thoughts pre-read2016-0727-1131,1203 so like, OMG, I so want to read this. the reasons as follows1. I've been looking at fanfic all morning & somewhere in those tangents I looked up the controversy surround real people fic. Eventually I came to the conclusion, like I did many months ago though now more concretely founded, that Celebrity is like drag performance except that while drag has a conscious retaining of the "reality binary" in its playing with "social constructs of identity"/"sociol [...]

    23. *´¨✫)¸.•´¸.•*´¨)✯ ¸.•*¨) ✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸.•Jericho Knox was an assd his secret #Exposed!Hollywood's bad boy Jericho was already in deep mess when he was caught with his pants around his ankle and everything hanging out. The horror, he wasn't caught with a woman! About to lose the job he was fighting for, his team of spin doctors flew into action to clean up this latest disaster and without a care in the world, roped Kerry Pickering, a shy, hopeless publicist into helping [...]

    24. This offering in the Dreamspun Desires series was deliciously tropey and thus a perfect addition. Jericho Knox is a Hollywood bad boy/actor, known for his wild ways and public escapades. His publicist team is tasked with keeping him in the news which seems fairly simple, until Jericho is outed in a grainy image taken in a bar's restroom while getting a BJ - from a guy.Of course in Spin-Everything-Hollywood, the publicist team does what it does best - put a positive spin on a this potential disas [...]

    25. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.25 starsKerry Pickering is a low-level publicist in Hollywood. When his firm’s bad-boy client, actor Jericho Knox, gets outed, Kerry is unexpectedly pressed into pretending to be Jericho’s secret fiancé. It’s not the relief that unwillingly-closeted Jericho was looking for, however. Not that he doesn’t find Kerry attractive—because he does. He just doesn’t want a fake life anymore. And Kerry’s only in his house as a job, not because he really likes Jericho [...]

    26. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Wicked Reads. This Dreamspinner Desires story contains a whole lot more glamour, angst and fluff than MJ O’Shae’s usual stories but I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this Harlequin style romance. As one of Dreamspinner’s best writers, MJ O’Shae is able to take very familiar elements of the traditional Harlequin Romance (wealthy celebrity meets distinctly average suitor in contrived circumstances and a forced par [...]

    27. That cover! OMG, that cover! One word about the man on the cover – luscious! And the story is equally terrific. An unlikely couple, at first Jericho is resentful against the guy who thought up the stunt to remake his slut persona into a man in a stable relationship. He figures he’s using Jericho to climb the ladder of success in the publicity firm. But when he gets to know sweet, self-effacing Kerry, he’s shocked to find that he’s not only interested in getting Kerry in his bed—he want [...]

    28. I really quite enjoyed this. There was good development of story although the final issue sort of popped up out of nowhere. I liked both MCS and how they fell in love over time :) Nice Harlequinesque work!

    29. M.J. O'Shea you've done it yet again!! The whole concept of "Jericho and Kerry" may have sounded a bit lite in the loafers but dang, M.J. writes her stories like an old aged whiskey. Slow, burning and smooth.She has yet to disappoint me.Thank you M.J. O'Shea!

    30. 2.5 (2.0) StarsKerry is the unluckiest bastard ever and Jericho is the biggest ass. I had a hard time warming up to Jericho and didn't buy their happy ending.Bottom line: I liked Kerry but Jericho's personality made this "romance" tough to stomach.

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